Barbel Squat v/s Smith Machine squat?
Which one you'll prefer as a martial artist???
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The barbell squat is a little better as it puts a little less stress on your lower back. What works even better though is a seated incline leg press machine. That totally supports your upper, middle, and lower back while pressing the weighted platform up and a lot of people that have developed lower back problems from squats use this instead.
- 1 decade ago
Barbell. Machines are a joke. Olympic weights will help the most in any sport.
And I don't give a **** if people say strength is not important. That's like saying cardio isn't important.
- D DLv 61 decade ago
there's no difference especially for ma's application. smith is better if your inexperienced that's all.
Edit: no ...you don't use a barbell if you have problems with squatting and your back, you use a smith machine for that.